Just because we can’t buy all the beautiful clothing we want at Neiman Marcus doesn’t mean we can’t cook up all the Neiman Marcus cookies we can handle—at least that’s how the story goes.
Neiman Marcus recipe or no, these are pretty much the best chocolate chip cookies of all time. And we weren’t kidding about the “all you can handle” bit. This recipe can yield upwards of 120 cookies, so we recommend halving it. (Don’t worry, you’ll still get 60 out of it.) Despite the ease of the recipe, maybe the best part is that these cookies are the kind that have people (or at least Ali’s husband) yelling “These cookies are awesome!” from the rooftops. Hopefully your guests will do the same.
2 cups butter
2 cups sugar
2 cups brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
5 cups old-fashioned oats, ground to flour in food processor or blender.
2 11.5-ounce packages semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 8-ounce milk chocolate Hershey bar, crushed (or 1 11.5-ounce package milk chocolate chips)
2 cups chopped nuts, optional
Cream butter and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well. Mix flour, salt, soda, powder and ground oats, then gently fold in chocolate and nuts.
Roll into balls with a cookie scoop and bake on greased cookie sheet for 8-10 minutes at 375 degrees.
And then enjoy handfuls of the best chocolate-chip cookie ever!